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MAR 24, 2011


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'Heartbeats'

Why: Xavier Dolan made his first film, I Killed My Mother, when he was only 20. His second film, Heartbeats, was made in the following year of his life. Heartbeats, which also stars Dolan (he looks a little bit like the Curt Smith of Tears for Fears' early period), is set in a city and is about a love triangle. A girl and a boy, who are close friends, fall in love with the new boy on the block. The new boy drives them crazy. The impressionistic film has elegant clothes and smart art direction—also done by Dolan. Heartbeats is the latest film in a movement of cinema I've decided to call "the new longing." More about this new longing in the future. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 829-7863, 7 and 9:15 pm, $9)

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